Master the art of the sponge cake and you're away! Delia offers masses of wonderful cakes from easy, quick and cheap options right up to celebration cakes with a difference and none of them too difficult to make either!
This cake, originally from the sugar-and-spice island of Jamaica, has sadly become a factory-made clone, but made at home it’s dark, sticky, fragrant with ginger – the real thing.
This is a new adaptation of the cake in Summer Collection. Coconut milk powder is an essential ingredient, as we have tried other products which simply don’t work. It’s not that easy to get hold of but it’s worth ordering from Country Products
What’s good about changing seasons is looking forward to gooseberries, which only come once a year. They can of course be frozen but they’re never quite as good, so once a year make these glorious and very special muffins.
Nothing very trendy or sexy here. We thought maybe time had moved on. But we were so wrong. This cake has a charm all of its own, top votes from tasters and fits the bill for everything – packed lunches, picnics or just a little treat with a cup of tea or
There has been a bit of toing and froing on this one, and a fifty-fifty split among our tasters. Some like them richer and very buttery, some like them drier and with a bit more crunch. I prefer the latter, but here you can make your own choice.
Still lovely after all these years. Still popular with children and with everyone else.
This stunning gilded fruit and nut topping can be used to decorate Creole, Classic or Light Christmas Cake
This is for those who like a softer icing than royal icing, but prefer to have a homemade version.
The combination of orange and passion fruit gives this a tangy flavour, and because passion fruit is always available it’s great to use between seasons, particularly in winter.
There has been much debate about the title of this recipe. ‘Damp’ is not the usual adjective to describe a cake, but a recent group of tasters nodded in assent – it does kind of say it.
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